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Nov 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
other men is not known tonight. >>> under pressure from congressional democrats, president obama is making a change to the affordable care act. danielle nottingham reports for wjz, if you like your current health plan, you can keep it, at least for another year. >> reporter: for nearly 5 million americans who got cancellation notices from their healthcare provider, the white house has a fix. >> i said that i would do everything we can to fix this problem. and today, i'm offering an idea that will help do it. >> reporter: the white house is giving insurance companies the option to keep offering plans that would have otherwise been canceled through 2014. providers will also have to make clear what the plans do not include and let consumers know what are the new option ons are available in the federal -- options are available in the federal exchanges. >> this fix won't solve every problem for every person. but it's going to help a lot of people. >> reporter: president obama spoke and took questions for nearly an hour. and took blame for the problem. >> we fumbled the rollout on this he
Nov 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
move. suspects are now charged with theft. >>> president obama is making a personal apology for problems with the healthcare system. he spoke with more than 3 million who lost insurance because of the affordable care act. tara mergener reports. >> reporter: for years the president has promised again and again that no one would be forced off of insurance plans they wanted to keep because of this healthcare law. but more than 3 million americans have gotten cancellation letters and late yesterday the president apologized during an interview with nbc news. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in the situation based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we're going do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence. >> reporter: insurance policies that fall short of a new healthcare law standard are no longer valid. the president says his administration is looking at a range of options to help people whose insurance has been canceled. the white house says fewer
Nov 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
private insurance, through the website. the figures are well below the 500,000 the obama administration was hoping to have at this point. >> the fact that the website has been so everyone whiching and so -- challenging and problematic in that first month, means the enrollment numbers will be even lower than expected. but beyond that, i don't have specific figures. >> reporter: the white house is set to release its own figures later this week. also, the department of health and human services began sending e-mails to people who were unable to cret an -- create an account. >>> toronto mayor, rob ford makes his first appearance since admitting to smoking crack. many attendees of today's event were not happy to see him. >> i would like to invite to the pede -- podium, as worship mayor, rob ford. [ bleep ] >> the booths were fairly loud at that remembrance day. ford has publicly apologized for smoking crack. he also admits he was extremely drunk in this short sloo video posted online, where he's seen shouting and shouting and stomping. he has refused to accept aside, despite c
Nov 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
here on wjz. >>> a traditional ceremony today, as president obama marks veterans day at arlington national cemetery. >> present arms. >> president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. he also honored veterans by hosting a breakfast for military members and their families at the white house. coming up at 5:30, we'll take you to local veterans day events here in baltimore. >>> and still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. silk road. a baltimore man's plea if his involvement in a sophisticated online marketplace is -- his possible punishment. >>> gas prices break a two-year record. i'm monique griego. coming up. what you can expect to pay at the pump. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, remembering veterans on their day. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> our first dose of winter- like weather is heading our way. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. as we enjoy this sunset. forecast with bob is coming up. ,,,,,, mnever sleeping.g. ever saving. for him, her, and you. every day. but quality affordable health care seems forever out of reach -- until
Nov 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
problems are improving, the obama administration still doesn't have a solution for the five million people losing their current policies because they don't meet current government standards. >> reporter: cracking a martian mystery. that's what nasa hopes to achieve with a new spacecraft. alex demetrick reports, it might answer an old question. how did mars lose its air, water, and possible life. >> this is the way nasa thinks mars used to look. >> 3.8 billion years ago, mars was wet and warm. it was raining, probably snowing in the higher elevation. >> in are the words -- >> it was much more earg-like. >> but then it went into an environment more conseussive to supporting life to the bitter cold the planet had today. the question is, where did all the air and water go? nasa will launch this spacecraft monday to try to answer that. it's called may have been. and it will order what is left of mars' thin upper atmosphere. >> reporter: dipping down and tasting -- taking in chemicals from that upper atmosphere. we're trying to see how much is lost over time. particularly by the sun. >> r
Nov 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
, wjz eyewitness news. >> the obama administration and conservative groups both agree that the town of greece's premeeting prayers are constitutional. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. talking to residents, police and critical conditiononologists about the-- criminallologists. a research says exercise can be more helpful than medication for managing some serious health problems. >>> and a preview of previews of local college teams. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> if you're shopping for a holiday gift, look no further than the miracle tie. they're on sale as of today. ron matz reports, one of the joys of baltimore's holiday season are the meeting tie designers. the young patients at the johns hopkins children's center. >> i'm wearing your tie this morning. >> yep. >> what do you think of that and -- that? >> pretty cool. >> 12-year-old lila's first -- favorite season is winter. so she designed the holly tie. >> and holly is a plant you see that is winter. so i chose to
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